By Joy Miano
The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, often referred to as Imola Grand Prix, in Italy, is usually one of the most emotional races in the Formula 1 season. Max Verstappen won his second Grand Prix of the season with the fastest lap, ahead of his teammate Sergio Perez. Lando Norris came in third to ensure McLaren fill the last podium position with his first podium of the year. The season leader, Charles Leclerc, slipped down to position six after spinning into the barriers. Unfortunately, his teammate Carlos Sainz was out in the first lap. This was a repeat of the Australian Grand Prix, after being spun into the gravel trap by Daniel Ricciardo’s Mclaren.
George Russell had a better race than his teammate Lewis Hamilton, who had a very miserable day and finished position 13. He was embarrassingly lapped by Verstappen during the closing stages of the race. Lewis is more likely to lose a chance to battle with the top drivers for the Driver’s championship this year. It was a sad day for the Tifosi (Scuderia Ferrari fans) and the seven time world champion Hamilton fans. On the other hand, a great day for Redbull with Verstappen on pole on Friday ,won the sprint on Saturday and a double podium.
Formula 1 returns in a fortnight in the United States with the much awaited Miami Grand Prix .